Attorney II

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General Information

Job Posting ID 6262543 Creation Date Sep 10, 2013
Employer Posting No 14-002 Closing Date Nov 21, 2013
Job Site Address AUSTIN, Texas 78701 Employer Type State Government
Openings 1

Job Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Perform advanced professional legal work in the Elections Division. Provide legal advice and counsel regarding elections to local election officials throughout the State of Texas and to the general public.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Advise local election officials, candidates, and the general public on election-related matters by telephone and in writing.
Draft rules to implement election laws.
Draft and track legislation relating to election laws.
Conduct election schools and make educational presentations concerning the Texas election laws.
Draft and render legal opinions.
Assist the Office of the Attorney General Office (OAG) in preparing cases for trial.
May represent the agency with the OAG in matters before the courts.
Confer with and advise interested parties and their attorneys on election-related legal matters.
Review election materials translated into Spanish for content and tone.
Perform related work as assigned such as preparing handbooks, brochures, and forms.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES. Application for employment must reflect how you meet the required and preferred qualifications.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education, experience, and training.

LL.B. or J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school
Two years of legal work experience.
Legal research and writing experience as a licensed attorney.
Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.
Ability to speak Spanish fluently.
Relevant experience translating documents from English to Spanish.

Licensure
Must currently be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent verbal and writing skills. Writing sample must be submitted at time of application.

MINIMUM PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of Texas Election Law.
Legislative experience.
Experience speaking before a public audience.
Supervisory Experience Required No
Pay Between $4,071.83 / MO and $4,071.83 / MO
Additional Pay Details There is a 90-day waiting period for medical insurance and participation in the retirement system. Details about insurance and retirement benefits are available at http://www.ers.state.tx.us/Publication/NEG_Print/
Shift Days (First) Duration Regular
Workweek Full Time - 30 hours or more per week
Additional Workweek Details Will be required to work extra hours during uniform Election dates.
Benefits
  • Medical/Health Insurance Plan
  • Other Insurance Plans
  • Other Paid Leave
  • Pre-Tax Programs for Child and Health Care
  • Retirement Plan
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave
Veterans Only No
Federal Contractor No
Eagle Ford Shale Job No

Job Requirements

Occupation Lawyers
License or Certification Required Yes License or Certification Type Texas State Bar
Minimum Experience and Education  2 yrs   0 mos and Bachelors Degree


Additional Requirements

Basic Computer Skills
  • EMail Software (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc)
  • Internet Browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc)
  • Peripheral Devices (Scanners, Printers, etc)
  • Personal Computers
  • Presentation Software (PowerPoint, Flash, etc)
  • Spreadsheet Software (Calc, Excel, etc)
  • Word Processing Software (Word, WordPerfect, etc)
Specific Computer Skills Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat
Language
  • Spanish; Fluency - Good (Read, Write, Speak)

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Job Title Attorney II
14-002
State Agency Name TEXAS SECRETARY OF STATE
Job Closing Date Nov 21, 2013
Open Until Filled No

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